At the end of this post is a list of the 17 northernmost cities in the world with a population of 100,000 or more residents and which are situated at a minimum of 60 degrees north latitude. Metro area populations are not included. As is evident, Finland easily leads the pack with eight of the 17 cities.
Most surprising is not a single Canadian city is on the list despite its enormous amount of land area located north of 60 degrees latitude. As of the most recent population data, the northernmost city of 100,000 or more residents in Canada is Edmonton, Alberta which sets at 53.53 degrees north latitude. Here’s the list:
- Helsinki, Finland 626,305 (2015)
- Arkhangelsk, Russia 350,985 (2013)
- Murmansk, Russia 307,257 (2010)
- Surgut, Russia 306,675 (2010) – Thank you, English Grammar!
- Anchorage, Alaska, USA 300,950 (2013)
- Bergen, Norway 277,378 (2015)
- Yakutsk, Russia 269,601 (2010)
- Espoo, Finland 267,906 (2015)
- Petrozavodsk, Russia 261,987 (2010) – Thank you, English Grammar!
- Turku, Finland 252,468 (2015)
- Syktyvkar, Russia 245,083 (2010) – Thank you, English Grammar!
- Tampere, Finland 223,238 (2015)
- Vantaa, Finland 212,473 (2015)
- Oulu, Finland 196,828 (2015)
- Trondheim, Norway 183,960 (2014)
- Norilsk, Russia 175,365 (2010)
- Jyvaskyla, Finland 135,591 (2015)
- Reykavik, Iceland 121,822 (2014)
- Kuipio, Finland 110,999 (2015)
- Noyabrsk, Russia 110,620 (2010) – Thank you, English Grammar!
- Novy Urengoy, Russia 104,107 (2010) – Thank you, English Grammar!
- Lahti, Finland 103,725 (2015)
For more information on life above 60 degrees north latitude, I enjoyed reading this book by Malachi Tallack that’s available via a visual link through Amazon*.
Oulu is located in Finland, not Sweden. Nice list, anyway!
oops – will correct
Please do – Oulu is still in Finland.
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Missing a whole bunch in Russia!
There’s four from Russia on the list. Which cities above 60 degrees are you referring to?
Some other Russian cities north of 60 degrees I have stumbled across:
Surgut 61° N, population of 306,675. Petrozavodsk 62° N, population of 261,987. Syktyvkar 61° N, population 245,083. Noyabrsk 63° N, population 110,620. Novy Urengoy 66° N, population of 104,107.
I am sure there are many more but I am not a Russian, honestly! Lol
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Thank you – will update!
The post has been updated – Thank you!
Would like to see Shetland included.